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Big Name Investors Get Behind New Cryptocurrency Basis

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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin heist suspect escapes from Iceland jail, hops on plane to Sweden

A man suspected of having stolen 600 Bitcoin mining rigs in Iceland was able to break out of jail and then board a plane to Sweden. This actually …

Iceland

Bitcoin Headed For $100,000 Or $100? CEOs, Big Investors And Harvard Economist Predictions

Analysis of recent Bitcoin price predictions: influence of institutional investors’ money, futures launch, regulations<i>This article does not contain</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Mt. Gox and the Surprising Redemption of Bitcoin’s Biggest Villain

The moment that would change the history of Mt. Gox came without so much as a beep. Mark Karpelès, the CEO of what until recently had been the …

Bitcoin

As Bitcoin Plunged, These Crypto Hedge Funds Kept Making Money

Bitcoin’s terrible start to 2018 is highlighting the appeal of cryptocurrency hedge funds that make money in both bull and bear markets.<p>Funds …

Cryptocurrency

New Amazon patent wants to unmask Bitcoin users, possibly for law enforcement

Amazon has a brand-new patent to its name that takes a distinctly authoritative stance against the decentralized, pseudo-anonymous nature of the …

Bitcoin

Blockchainpreneur: ‘I don’t know any good Ethereum developer that isn’t a millionaire’

The initial coin offering (ICO) market has grown rapidly over the past year, specifically since mid-2017. Several successful ICOs, including Bancor, EOS, and Tezos have raised billions of dollars through bitcoin and Ether (the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum). ICO tokens are particularly …

Cryptocurrency

This Popular Stock Investing Strategy Doesn't Work With Cryptocurrencies

If you try this with virtual currencies, you'll probably still lose money.<p>Historically speaking, the stock market has been the greatest creator of …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon has a plan to narc on every single Bitcoin user

Although initial coin offerings and the blockchain have taken over seemingly every company, tech-related or not, the big tech companies have been …

Bitcoin

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Whale Sightings Are Leaving Cryptocurrency Traders Jumpy

Occasional sighting of Bitcoin whales are leaving advocates of the biggest cryptocurrency anxious after what’s already been a choppy week of …

Cryptocurrency

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Cambridge Analytica designed cryptocurrency to sell back your personal data

In a twist of irony, Cambridge Analytica — which worked on Donald Trump’s digital campaign strategy and was the subject of scandal for Facebook — had …

Cambridge Analytica

El misterio de los susurros que triunfan en YouTube

Millones de personas visualizan vídeos ASMR porque aseguran sentir relajación y un hormigueo en la cabeza , pero este fenómeno no tiene una base …

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will doI know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.After all, …

Body Language

Chinese entrepreneurs have some creative responses to the government’s crackdown on crypto - MIT Technology Review

At 11 p.m. on September 4 last year, Chuan Zhang logged into his account on Huobi.com, a popular Chinese cryptocurrency trading website, and sold …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Pulls Out of Japan

Kraken, one of the world’s longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges, will end its trading services for Japanese residents.<p>The San Francisco-based …

Cryptocurrency

Vaginal implant might stop HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a promising new medical device that could help protect women from HIV. The technology …

Public Health

Google’s new DIY AI kits could help shape the future

The “technology of the future” is constantly changing. Remember when Google Glass was the future and venture capitalists launched huge funds …

Artificial Intelligence

Pornhub starts accepting cryptocurrency

So you can be extra incognito<p>Pornhub has started accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option, the company announced today. The site now accepts Verge cryptocurrency (no relation to <i>The Verge)</i>, a rebranded version of Dogecoindark, which split off from the original meme coin, Dogecoin, in 2014. Now, …

Cryptocurrency

Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper

Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.<p>Emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buraschi, …

Bitcoin

Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s AIY Projects (a clever play on “DIY” and “AI” that makes no sense when you actually think about it) pair a Raspberry Pi with the accessories, software, and requisite cardboard to make your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-recognizing smart camera. They only launched last year, …

Raspberry Pi

Someone made a game where you ride the rapidly changing prices of cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency world is a strange one, but at least it has a sense of humor. A new game has you riding a little crypto-car along the wildly fluctuating prices of major and minor currencies. It’s quite ridiculous, and it isn’t even a bad game!<p>It’s called Crypto Rider, predictably, and is very …

Cryptocurrency

What is a blockchain? Here’s everything you need to know

Blockchain technology is commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Some people think …

Blockchain

Blockchain will turn gaming into a career, and give power to the players

Video games are more than a game. They are, at different times for different people, a challenge, a business, a lifestyle, or all the above. While …

Blockchain

Ben Heck made a portable Raspberry Pi-based gaming device

What you're looking at here is the result of some careful tinkering: a Raspberry Pi portable MAME emulator, with no HDMI. Ben and Felix have put the finishing touches on this portable gaming device using a combination of laser cutting and 3D printing. With eight GPIO left, though, Felix decides …

Raspberry Pi

Did Bitcoin Just Bottom?

On Thursday, Bitcoin surged by over $1,000 in just a half hour. The surge was its strongest one-day volume move ever.<p>Someone important, like a …

Cryptocurrency

Increased SegWit Adoption May have Finally Solved Bitcoin’s Fee Problem

A couple months after two of the largest cryptocurrency trading exchanges, Bitfinex and GDAX, finally adopted the bitcoin SegWit protocol, …

Bitcoin

AI creates 'Flintstones' cartoons from text descriptions

It can a long time to animate cartoons -- just ask the <i>Rick and Morty</i> team. But what if you could ask computers to do some of the lifting? They just might. Researchers have produced an AI system, Craft, that automatically produces <i>The Flintstones</i> scenes based on text descriptions. The team trained …

Artificial Intelligence